Directly interface your controller to the HIL emulator
To completely test, verify, and certify your power electronics controller in hardware-in-the-loop configuration it is critical that the controller under test is not modified in any way. Controller has to “feel” that it is controlling the real converter hardware, meaning that all the current/voltage/optical I/O interfaces have to behave as the real power stage signals. All the interface signals have to be provided by HIL and impedances and signal levels have to be matched.
Our engineers refined their immense power electronics industry experience into Connect interface system to support all major types of connectors, from terminal blocks to BNCs. Because of this, you can connect your controller to the emulator with the exact same cables that you would use in reality.
Measurement subsystem emulation
To enable direct connection of unaltered controller IO signals to the emulator, the HIL Connect device conditions and transduces IO signals (i.e. shifts voltage, converts voltage to current, voltages to light etc.).
With the HIL Connect, your controller will “feel” like it’s interfaced to LEM sensors, relays and contactors, and any sensor you can imagine.
We distilled our experience in interfacing with various controllers, protection relays, and diesel gensets, and created a universal hardware interface device.
The Universal HIL Connect conditions one row of I/O signals, from any HIL device, converting to voltage outputs of ±130 V RMS, or current outputs of up to 2 A RMS.
Like our HIL4 and HIL6 series, the Universal HIL Connect ships from stock, so you can get up-and-running fast.
|Type||Level (peak)||Conditioned channels||Bandwidth||Accuracy|
|Analog Output||±10 V||32||DC – 100 kHz||0.1% + 500 uV|
|HV Analog Output||±183.3 V||16||DC – 10 kHz||1% + 10 mV|
|Current Output||±2.82 A||16||DC – 120 kHz||0.1% + 600 uA|
|Analog Input||±10 V||16||DC – 100 kHz||0.1% + 500 uV|
|Digital Output||24 V||32||–||–|
|Digital Input||24 V||32||–||–|
The Universal HIL Connect fits your needs, but you don’t need all of its capabilities? Or, you want to change some of its I/O specifications?
You can populate up to 8 slots on the Modular HIL Connect chassis, and create your own, semi-custom, hardware interface to our HIL emulators.
Pick between tens of different I/O cards available from stock, and receive your Modular HIL Connect in the shortest lead time possible.
|Low Voltage AO Card||IA||32||Analog output: ±10 V|
|Analog Input Card||IB||16||Analog input: ±10 V|
|Isolated LV Analog Output Card||ID||16||Analog input: ±10 V isolated|
|Isolated MV Analog Output Card||IE||16||Analog output: ±45 V isolated|
|Digital Output Card||IF||8||Digital output: 24 V|
|Digital Input Card||IG||32||Digital input: 3.3 V to 24 V|
|Isolated Digital Input Card||IH||32||Digital input: 12-40VRMS AC or DC, isolated|
|Isolated Digital Output Card||II||32||Digital output: optocoupler based, isolated|
|Current Output Card||IJ||32||Analog output: 2A RMS|
|High Voltage Output Card||IK||8||Analog output: 130V RMS low power|
|High Voltage Digital Card||IL||8||Digital input: 230V AC/DC|
|. . . more available soon|
You want custom connectors, not found on the Universal or Modular HIL Connects? Or have a specific requirement, not satisfied by our current interface offering?
We offer a service to design and produce a fully Custom HIL Connect, per your specification.
Yours is to provide the specification, we take care of everything else.
|Step 1: IO Specification||Step 2: Customization||Step 3: Commissioning|
|Our team of experts works with your engineers to specify all electrical, mechanical, and modeling customization tasks for your new HIL Connect system. Once the spec is approved we move to the prototyping phase.||Following the specification steps our engineering team designs and manufactures your new HIL Connect system. Series of IO tests ensure the performance of the interface system.||After extensive testing, HIL Connect is delivered to your site, and with the assistance from our specialists, the on-site commissioning is performed.|
HIL Connect example systems
Current, voltage, optical transducers and amplifiers with minimal customization interface with all the controller IO signals. True Plug and Play HIL.
For more details take a look at HIL Connect brochure
|+/- 10 V voltage output||0 – 5 V voltage outputs||+/- 10 V analog outputs|
|+/- 175 mA current outputs||+/- 5 V voltage outputs||+/- 180 V voltage outputs|
|72 V @ 1 A battery emulators||+/- 100 mA current outputs||+/- 1.736 V analog inputs|
|thermistor emulators||5 V digital inputs||+/- 3 A current outputs|
|5 V digital outputs||3.3 V and 24 V digital outputs||24 V digital IO|